Guild Wars login announcements? That's where the information is at, when it comes to "Is there an event going on?"

Yet we have a page with Guild Wars login announcements.
That's exactly what I said?

Other than that, most of the special weekends are just as easy to understand as to make up: Cap a skill and you get twice as much Exp. per cap. Or Kill a Boss and you have 3*0.1% chance to get a green drop. We don't really need a separate page for that, besides the already existant boss capture locations and unique item listings, respectively. We could link to those, I suppose.

I do not want to explain these events. I want the people who visit our wiki not to have to find the information themselves that someone who knows the wiki would be able to find.
It shouldn't be hard to find the Login announcements page. Wether you're new or not, a nav-bar is easy to read. Unless you're visually incapacitated. There's not much more to it. However, do you suggest making a page named, par example "Triple Green Drop weekend", perhaps with a table of days it was active? Cause, honestly, I don't see where you want to go anymore.

For the non-self-explanatory events, such as Wintersday and Halloween, we already have pages. Thus, the question burns: For what events, more specifically?

For all events. If we have a page for the event, link to that. For example, it'd have been easy to collect info on "Wintersday in July" on that page and decide if we need an article later.
I've, honestly, never looked at the login announcements page, and just assumed there'd be proper links to the articles. Same goes for game updates, which I only check when asked, or for skill updates... It should be mandatory to link to articles about the subject, no?
Other than that, we'd need some useful information to tell about an event to create a page for it. As I proposed above, dates of when the event occured/when it will occur. Links to relevant/useful articles (i.e., Skill cap locations on the Exp Weekends).

--- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 11:49, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

--◄mendel► 12:32, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Always happy to criticize and confuse myself. Also: I'm not working against or with you, I'm stating my opinions, as neutral as I can. And I find that rather hard :P I'm not against the idea, but there's so many holes. I don't like swisscheese. You just stated "We should have a page for X", without elaborating on what you want to do with it, besides adding a few links (which can be done on the announcement/game updates pages, too). --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 12:48, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, then please suggest how we can add tips and links to the existing announcements page so that we can find them later when a similar weekend rolls around. Use a dotted box below the announcement that's included from a subpage? We'll address talk page archiving when people actually use that more than they do now.
What I want to do restated: We already have information on this wiki that would help players make the most of that bonus. The page holds the announcement of the upcoming weekend event and links to any resources our editors feel would be of benefit for that. The discussion page could have requests and questions.
What exactly is it you want to know beyond that? Want to see a sample mock-up page before you believe? I don't see the holes, I'm afraid. --◄mendel► 15:53, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
The page which holds the announcement already exists. How to properly use that bonus is damn obvious (Triple greens = solo farming. Lockpick drops = farming. Shouldn't need a page for that tbh). Thus, what usefulness remains, is the links. And those links could be worked into an announcement just fine, no? --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:07, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Experimental tip live

I put up a tip on the Guild Wars login announcements page. It transcluded from a separate page, so it can be edited separately and reused if we ever have that bonus again. --◄mendel► 08:12, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Do Not Want

Header. It looks stupid and as Viper says it is unnecessary. If a user can't figure out how to use searchbox for "faction", "farming", etc. then...meh. I'm all for making the Wiki more accessible, but at a certain point it is just too much. Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 23:06, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I can image that some users out there don't know what faction farming is. I would also venture that most of those who do don't need the wiki. Viper admits (above) that the links may be useful, and they can't be worked into the announcement.
If you could get more specific on the "stupid" looks, maybe we can change them to something less stupid? I put the "edit" link there to make it easy for people who don't like what I wrote. --◄mendel► 23:22, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
"And those links could be worked into an announcement just fine, no?" Re-read please :) --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 14:43, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
I read that, that's why I wrote that they (the links to the FFF guides) couldn't be worked in. --◄mendel► 16:13, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
"Viper admits (above) that the links may be useful, and they can't be worked into the announcement." sounds like I said they cannot be worked into the announcement. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 10:03, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Community content is available under CC-BY-NC-SA unless otherwise noted.